Democrats just say the darnedest things, don’t they?
This may be especially true as it pertains to electoral aggression as well, with a glut of candidates currently vying for the top spot in the 2020 race. The quest to capture as many votes as possible have led many a progressive politician to blurt out whatever they think will give them an edge.
Now, when we combine that all-encompassing desire to please voters with the absent-mindedness of someone like Joe Biden, there is little doubt that some extraordinarily strange statements are going to be made, but even by the Gaffe King’s standards this latest slip-up is absurd.
The only problem was that the story was not true, according to The Washington Post.
Biden’s allegedly tall tale was an emotional account of his decision to travel to Afghanistan, despite concerns about visiting a war-torn area, in order to honor a Navy captain for retrieving the body of his dead comrade during battle.
According to Biden, he brushed off concerns about the risk of him traveling to the deadly area. “We can lose a vice president,” he said, recounting his words to a crowd during an event on Friday. “We can’t lose many more of these kids. Not a joke.” His story involved the captain dramatically telling Biden he didn’t want the medal because his comrade ended up dying.
Here’s where it gets hairy:
But after speaking with more than a dozen military and campaign sources, the Post determined the event “never happened” and that “almost every detail in the story appears to be incorrect.”
“It appears as though the former vice president has jumbled elements of at least three actual events into one story,” the Post’s Matt Viser and Greg Jaffe wrote.
It gets worse…
They added that Biden rattled off a slew of inaccurate facts in the span of just a few minutes.
“In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony,” Viser and Jaffe wrote.
Biden insisted just earlier this week that he was “not going nuts” – a declaration whose necessity of utterance is itself a red flag for many voters.
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